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Forum: Small Business Finance 5th October 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,643
Posted By BossBean
Little Cash? Keep it close

Mike:

Get a copy of quickbooks. As you said you don't have much cash. QB is cheap and takes care of most of what you need to stay on the straight and narrow. Payroll can be handled cheaply, but...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th May 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By BossBean
Sears is now looking.

This will tell the tale. Reports and studies are nice, but this is a real world test of the findings. So what does Sears say about where they might go?

"Among the states the chain is researching...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th May 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By BossBean
Well, if I find myself the CEO of a Fortune 500...

Best in the eyes of this audience is largely, and admitedly within the article, a matter of costs. Tax breaks and special treatment are key as well. So if I find myself at the helm of a Fortune 500...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 9th November 2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,177
Posted By BossBean
Truer words were never written

I know a lot of folks who fall prey to the "flea on a griddle" or "dog in a flea market" syndrome. So much of business is just sticking to your knitting and doing what you do to the best of your...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 9th November 2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By BossBean
What kind of supplies?

Hello,
What type of supplies are you looking for? Thomas Register is great, but if you give us specifics, we may be able to make recommendations.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 9th November 2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,220
Posted By BossBean
What the expensive professionals might ask

There are two sides to your question. The first is the liability protection and the second is tax treatment.

Ask yourself if these two businesses have materially different potential liabilities. ...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd August 2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,779
Posted By BossBean
Kim, I can't help you much either, but I...

Kim,

I can't help you much either, but I did see an interesting thing from Tokyo the other day.

In Japan they can call a number on the front of a vending machine, select the item they want...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd August 2004, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,922
Posted By BossBean
Regulated Businesses

This thread started as "How does one find a partner for a webstore? " but morphed enough to warrant a new heading.

The internet business is in all jurisdictions. This is one of the greatest...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd August 2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,110
Posted By BossBean
professional (regulated) services on the web

Poyseor ~

I agree about using an attorney. It is the high cost way to go. I think
anyone making a decision as important as incorporation should be clear about
what they get for their money.
...
Forum: Chat 19th August 2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By BossBean
Incident

Jean ~

That is almost unbelievable ! Thank goodness you were not hurt. I cannot imagine how I would have reacted in your position. Good job with the slap. :cheers:

Be careful next time...
Forum: Computer Software 12th August 2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,817
Posted By BossBean
Short Fields?

Lisa:

Don't you find the customer data fields Ridiculously short in Peachtree? Our Japanese client names and addresses simply do not fit in the field length they provide.

Alan
Forum: Computer Software 12th August 2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,817
Posted By BossBean
Accounting Software

I am wondering what other small business managers are using for accounting software.

We use Quickbooks here and we have outgrown it. It worked fine for a while but there are limits to the number...
Forum: Ecommerce 9th August 2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,182
Posted By BossBean
Clarification

I see from my prior post that I said something I did not mean (an example of the text medium confusing the message?).

I said and that is not really what I meant. :eek: I meant, I have to take...
Forum: Ecommerce 5th August 2004, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,182
Posted By BossBean
Reaction?

jeanm:

As I wrote previously, I venture where I know little in the area of web design, but...

I was wondering, since so many of the people in this forum criticize web sites, how it felt to get...
Forum: Ecommerce 4th August 2004, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,182
Posted By BossBean
Crossed Threads to Pay for Click?

Jeanm:

I agree with BWelford. If I were looking specifically for Tin ceilings I would be in heaven at your site. If I were looking for a creative way to do ceiling treatments I think I might...
Forum: New Member Introductions 4th August 2004, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,720
Posted By BossBean
Welcome Kay !

Hey Kay,

Welcome to the forum. I am relatively new here myself. I have found everyone to be friendly and helpful though, so feel at home !

Sounds like you are exactly the kind of person who...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd August 2004, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,110
Posted By BossBean
Drop-Ship issues from outside the USA

Daveo,

I am new here, but let me tell you some of what I have been doing over the last year.

I have been working with some Italians that want to set up a web store and sell to the US market. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st July 2004, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,127
Posted By BossBean
Amazing

Paul,

Welcome on behalf of another new guy. I am sure you will find the people here friendly and inviting. I have.

That Worlds Fair Photo Album is amazing. And yes, the nudity does warm my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st July 2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,554
Posted By BossBean
Sleep

Oh, Robert,
Bill does not sleep. He is a perpetual motion machine that rarely moves.

He claims all of the motion is on the inside :cheers:

Alan
Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st July 2004, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,262
Posted By BossBean
Great advice from Trivia Wolf !

I agree with Robert completely.

I see these phishing expeditions and other assorted junk in my inbox every day. I am constantly amazed that ANYONE would fall for any of it.

But my arrogance...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st July 2004, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,583
Posted By BossBean
Power, Pricing and service demands

Don't forget the velvet hammer when looking at these situations either. Sure Carnegie works (I have read that book three times) but his method works even better when you carry a big stick.

If you...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st July 2004, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,747
Posted By BossBean
A Plus to the Big Guys

I have had this question rattling around in my brain for almost a week now. And I am troubled by my negative reaction to the big guys. I always try to be positive, so here goes :)

One of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st July 2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,554
Posted By BossBean
Thank you all

Thank you all for the nice welcome. Bill told me there were some nice people who hang out here. He was, as usual, right.

I am glad to meet Old Welsh Guy, Robert, David Wallace and everyone else....
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th July 2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,753
Posted By BossBean
Hey Bragadocchio !

Bill:

Now that I am "in" I can say "Welcome" !

Alan Coffey
Delaware Intercorp, Inc.
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th July 2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,554
Posted By BossBean
Thanks Divshow

Thanks. I look forward to participating.

Alan
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